My son hits ALL THE TIME

Angela - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Any ideas how I can stop him? A stern NO and holding his hands together is not working. Some people have suggested tapping him on his hands but that just teaches him to hit more. I do put him in his crib for time outs (as he won't stay anywhere else for any period of time) and he does seem a bit better after I've done that but he is STILL hitting ALL THE TIME! I'm out of options!!!

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Angela - posted on 09/21/2009

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He is almost 2, he does it when he gets angry :( He KNOWS what he's doing!!! I think the suggestion though is a good one, I will try it just not sure it will work but it's worth a try! Thanks

Robin - posted on 09/21/2009

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first can I ask how old he is? My son is 9 mo old and they dont understand, he is not trying to be mean, but his way of discovering and playing.



He can be rough sometimes, like he loves to grab peoples faces or hits their face, so I have been grabbing his hand when he does it and gently touch my face with his hand and SAY "gentle" and do it repeatedly, I know he doesnt get it right now but it will sink in I think.

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